NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

26 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 3. A minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 is required. However, the dean is empowered to evaluate the total qualifications of every student and to modify requirements in unusual circumstances. 4. All applicants are required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Applications for the MCAT may be obtained online at aamc.org , from your college’s preprofessional adviser’s office, by calling (319) 337-1357, or by writing directly to Medical College Admission Test Program Office 2255 North Dubuque Road P.O. Box 4056 Iowa City, IA 52243-4056 MCAT scores must be no more than three years old prior to the date the AACOMAS application is submitted. The discipline and intensive study required by the osteopathic medicine curriculummake the attainment of a superior GPA in undergraduate studies essential. The college receives more than 7,000 applications a year, from which only 380 students are chosen. These students have varied backgrounds, and while some many enter the college directly from an undergraduate program, other students come from successful careers. The Committee on Admissions recommends applicants to the dean on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, compassion, and commitment to the osteopathic medical profession. Application Procedures The college participates in the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) for the receipt and processing of all applications. AACOMAS takes no part in the selection of students. Applicants should submit applications electronically through AACOMAS Online, an interactive, web-based application at aacom.org . For questions, applicants may call (301) 968-4190. The following steps are necessary to the primary application process. 1. The applicant must submit the following materials to AACOMAS by January 15: • completed AACOMAS application • official transcripts from the registrars of all colleges or universities attended, mailed directly to AACOMAS by the college or university • a letter of recommendation from the preprofessional committee, or, if such a committee does not exist, then three letters of evaluation—two from science professors and one from a nonscience professor • a letter of recommendation from a physician • MCAT scores (must be no more than three years old prior to the date the application is submitted) 2. The applicant must submit the following to the college by March 1: • a secondary application, which will be sent to the applicant by the college upon receipt of the AACOMAS application • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 A personal interview is a part of the admission process; however, being interviewed is not a guarantee of admission. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. Those selected for an interview will be notified of the date and time of such interview by the Office of Admissions. Notice of acceptance will be on a rolling or periodic schedule; therefore, early completion of the application is in the best interest of the applicant because of the limited number of spaces available in each class. After acceptance, final and official documents and requirements must be received by the Office of Admissions within 90 days following the start of the first term. If these final and official documents are not received, or other requirements are not met by that time, the student will not be able to continue his or her enrollment. Financial aid will not be disbursed to anyone until he or she has been fully admitted as a regular student (all admissions requirements have been approved by the program office). Tuition and Fees 1. The tuition for 2020–2021 will be posted on our website ( osteopathic.nova.edu ) . It is subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. For tuition purposes, a student’s Florida residency status (in-state or out-of-state) will be determined at matriculation and will remain the same throughout the entire enrollment of the student at NSU. Eligible students must request in-state tuition on their application. Accordingly, tuition will not be adjusted as a result of any change in residency status after initial enrollment registration. 2. For first-year students, a microscope/laboratory fee of $100 is required. In addition, a Health Professions Division General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is also required annually. Additional COM program fees apply as follows: Year 1 Mandated Review Course and Clinical Laboratory Fee: $563.25 Clinical Rotation Fee: $1,000